Joan Rivers: Her Life in Photos

Comedienne, talk-show host, fashion critic, trailblazer: The riveting Rivers kept audiences laughing for more than 50 years


Following her successful turn on The Tonight Show, Edgar Rosenberg entered Rivers's life in 1965. Taken with his British charm and sophistication – and obsessive commitment to show business – she married the producer/businessman in a courthouse just four days after they met. "We filled each other's gaps like two pieces of a puzzle," she told PEOPLE in 1987. "I gave him warmth. He gave me style."